Thursday, 2 June 2011

Here come the boys!

Never mind "Here come the girls", this week it's all about the boys, isn't it? Well, I suppose it is that time of year here in the UK and in the US too. Time to show our appreciation for our Dads.

So our fantastic Sharon L has set the optional extra over at the Colour Create Challenge of FATHER's DAY/MASCULINE. She's picked one of my favourite colour combos too: PURPLE, BLUE and SILVER.

I was inspired by one of the challenges this week, because they've challenged us to use a Faux Linen technique (link below and there is a link to a video of the technique on the challenge site). Wow! I loved trying this out and the finished result is fab (well I think so). Definitely something that I'll try again and I'd reccommend that everyone who likes stamping should try it too; you'll be amazed at what you can do. I think this one will make a good retirement card, so I'll keep it ready for when I need one.

I'm entering this into:
Come and Get It Challenges - Faux Linen Technique
Sparkles Challenge - Something metal
Sweet Stamps - Masculine
Craft Your Passion - What a Guy

I also made a CAS Father's day card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Here Come The Boys - Father's Day/ Hubby/Partner
Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Man
Lexi's Creations - Father's Day / Man's card

This photo is a little darker, but it does show the silver.

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Please take a look at the wonderful masculine creations of the design team, after all, we can always do with some more inspiration for creating that something special for the men in our lives.

Thanks for looking, and I'll be back with another creation tomorrow (busy week, huh?),
Sharon xx


Cheryl said...

oh really love these hun the designs,and detail are brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

craftybunny said...

Great technique and you've executed it beautifully.Love the colurs and draped chain.Your other card's fab too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous cards thanks for joining us at Sparkles & CYDA this time good luck xx

Aleksander said...

I really liked the card With the clocks:)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Sharon.

Hugs Riet.xx

lalkygirl said...

stunning cards ,love them ,the purple silver is delightful,thanks for the tutorial details and thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Julie said...

Heya Sharon - wow these are beauties - love the first a la Tim Holtz- gorgeously arty!! And two others too - very creative!! Juliexx

Di said...

These are both fabulous cards, love the watch
Hugs Di xxx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Sharon, Your card is great, Glad to have you trying out a new technique. I hope you will come back again soon and play with us again. I also think that it would be a perfect retirement card.

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Wow what a great looking card Sharon...hope you enjoyed trying the Faux Linen technique.
Thank for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges!


Sharon said...

Hi Sharon,

Wow you've made this colour combo teamed with masculine look easy! Two wonderful cards :)

Sharon x

Lesley said...

Great cards! Thanks for taking part in the SFC and CYDA challenges xx

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Excellent card, love the watch and chain image! Thank you for sharing at HCTB's. Woo x

Lin said...

Two brilliant designs!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Lexi's Creations.

Lin xx

Paddington fan said...

Fabulous masculine cards!! Love the CAS style! Thanks for joining us at Here come the Boys and at Lexi's creations this time and good luck, love Jacky x